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Magellan

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Artist:
James E. Allen, born Louisiana, MO 1894-died Larchmont, NY 1964
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
image: 14 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. (36.2 x 25.7 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1939
Topic:
Landscape\water
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the family of James E. Allen
Object number:
1972.74.47
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Magellan Developmental Breadboard for GPS Receiver

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Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 23 in x 5 1/4 in; 25.4 cm x 58.42 cm x 13.335 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system component
Description:
The Magellan Systems Corporation produced some of the earliest handheld GPS units for civilian use. In 1986 company engineers began experimenting with electronic mockups. This is the earliest “breadboard” receiver. Together with a keyboard (2010.0154.02) and power supply (2010.0154.03), this object was used to test circuitry and components at Magellan while developing the first civilian GPS receivers.
Subject:
Time and Navigation
Measuring & Mapping
Credit Line:
from MITAC Digital Corporation through Michael Williams
ID Number:
2010.0154.01
Accession number:
2010.0154
Catalog number:
2010.0154.01
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Time and Navigation
Exhibition:
Time and Navigation, National Air and Space Museum
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Magellan "NAV 1000" Hand-Held GPS Receiver

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Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
metal (part: material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 8 3/4 in x 2 in; 12.7 cm x 22.225 cm x 5.08 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system receiver
Date made:
1988
Description:
The Magellan Corporation, founded in 1986, worked to develop a handheld, battery-powered GPS receiver for the civilian market. Launched in 1988, the NAV 1000 was the first hand-held receiver introduced to the consumer market. Magellan anticipated that people would use these devices for hiking, boating and other recreational purposes.
Subject:
Time and Navigation
Measuring & Mapping
Credit Line:
from Gary Barta
ID Number:
2010.0118.01
Accession number:
2010.0118
Catalog number:
2010.0118.01
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Time and Navigation
Exhibition:
Time and Navigation, National Air and Space Museum
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Magellan Developmental Display Screen and Keyboard for GPS Receiver

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Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 1/8 in x 4 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 35.8775 cm x 11.43 cm x 9.525 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system component
Description:
The Magellan Systems Corporation produced some of the earliest handheld GPS units for civilian use. In 1986 company engineers began experimenting with electronic mockups. This is the earliest keyboard. Together with the "breadboard" (2010.0154.01) and power supply (2010.0154.03), this object was used to test circuitry and components at Magellan while developing the first civilian GPS receiver.
Subject:
Time and Navigation
Measuring & Mapping
Credit Line:
from MITAC Digital Corporation through Michael Williams
ID Number:
2010.0154.02
Accession number:
2010.0154
Catalog number:
2010.0154.02
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Time and Navigation
Exhibition:
Time and Navigation, National Air and Space Museum
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Magellan Developmental Power Supply for GPS Receiver

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Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 7/8 in x 10 1/4 in x 4 in; 7.3025 cm x 26.035 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
power supply
Description:
The Magellan Systems Corporation produced some of the earliest handheld GPS units for civilian use. In 1986 company engineers began experimenting with electronic mockups. This is the earliest power supply unit. Together with a "breadboard" receiver (2010.0154.01) and a keyboard (2010.0154.02), this object was used to test circuitry and components at Magellan while developing the first civilian GPS receiver.
Subject:
Time and Navigation
Measuring & Mapping
Credit Line:
from MITAC Digital Corporation through Michael Williams
ID Number:
2010.0154.03
Accession number:
2010.0154
Catalog number:
2010.0154.03
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Time and Navigation
Exhibition:
Time and Navigation, National Air and Space Museum
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Large Magellanic Cloud

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Artist:
Chesley Bonestell, American, 1888 - 1986
Medium:
Painting, oil on canvas
Dimensions:
2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 43.2 x 53.3cm (17 x 21 in.)
Type:
ART-Paintings
Physical Description:
An "exact sketch" of the large Magellanic Cloud; Note on back: "Exact sketch - Large Magellanic Cloud for 10x20 foot mural, Boston Sceince Museum, Vers. 2"; second note: "Large Magellanic Cloud: Version "; "Top" marked on back
Credit Line:
Gift of Pip and Frederick C. Durant, III.
Inventory Number:
A19990080000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum

Ferdinand Magellan

view Ferdinand Magellan digital asset number 1
Artist:
Unidentified Artist
Copy after:
Unidentified Artist
Sitter:
Ferdinand Magellan, c. 1480 - 1521
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
72 x 61cm (28 3/8 x 24")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1848
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Headgear\Hat
Printed Material\Document\Scroll
Ferdinand Magellan: Natural Resources\Explorer
Portrait
Credit Line:
Current Owner: Museo Naval
Website: www.armada.mde.es
Object number:
646 MN
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery

Exploring The Large Magellanic Cloud

view Exploring The Large Magellanic Cloud digital asset number 1
Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2008-05-20T23:28:16.000Z
Video Title:
Exploring The Large Magellanic Cloud
Description:
The Large Magellanic Cloud, known as the LMC, is a nearby satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way. At a distance of around 160,000 light-years, the LMC is the third closest galaxy to us. But the LMC is more than just a nice little sidekick.
Views:
6,461
Video Duration:
6 min 33 sec
Topic:
Astronomy
Youtube Category:
Science & Technology
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cxcpub
YouTube Channel:
cxcpub
Data Source:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Distribution and ages of Magellanic Cepheids

view Distribution and ages of Magellanic Cepheids digital asset: https://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/19151/SCAS-0065.pdf
Author:
Gaposchkin, Cecilia Helena Payne
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1974
Citation:
Smithsonian Contributions to Astrophysics, 16(16): 28-32.
Doi:
10.5479/si.00810231.16.28
Topic:
Astronomy
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Aviator Suit, "Magellan T. Bear"

view Aviator Suit, "Magellan T. Bear" digital asset number 1
Manufacturer:
North American Bear Company
Materials:
fabric, metal, plastic
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 ft. 4 in. wide x 1 ft. 3 in. deep (40.6 x 38.1cm)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Korea
Summary:
This is the flight suit for the toy teddy bear Magellan T. Bear. Magellan T. Bear became the first official teddy bear in space, flying as the "education specialist" aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on the STS-63 mission in February 1995. The bear's journey was part of an ambitious educational project to stimulate interest in geography, science, and social studies. Students and faculty of Elk Creek Elementary School in Pine, Colorado, worked with NASA and Spacehab to have the teddy bear certified for spaceflight. The school also arranged for the bear to fly around the world, visit the South Pole, fly on United Airlines' first Boeing 777 flight, and attend U.S. Space Camp. The bear wore an aviator's suit for these travels but wore an astronaut suit for spaceflight. Presented to the National Air and Space Museum in May 1998, Magellan T. Bear has been on display in the "How Things Fly" gallery.
Credit Line:
Gift of Penny Wiedeke and Jerry Williams.
Inventory Number:
A19980135000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum

Helmet, Aviator Cap, "Magellan T. Bear"

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Manufacturer:
North American Bear Company
Materials:
vinyl, metal
Dimensions:
Overall: 11 in. wide x 10 1/2 in. deep (27.94 x 26.67cm)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
Korea
United States of America
Summary:
Magellan T. Bear became the first official teddy bear in space, flying as the "education specialist" aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on the STS-63 mission in February 1995. The bear's journey was part of an ambitious educational project to stimulate interest in geography, science, and social studies. Students and faculty of Elk Creek Elementary School in Pine, Colorado, worked with NASA and Spacehab to have the teddy bear certified for spaceflight. The school also arranged for the bear to fly around the world, visit the South Pole, fly on United Airlines' first Boeing 777 flight, and attend U.S. Space Camp. The cap was part of the bear's flight suit for these travels.
Presented to the National Air and Space Museum in May 1998 by librarian Penny Wiedeke and principal Jerry Williams, Magellan T. Bear is on display in the "How Things Fly" gallery.
Credit Line:
Gift of Penny Wiedeke and Jerry Williams
Inventory Number:
A19980136000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum

Aviator Goggles, "Magellan T. Bear"

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Manufacturer:
North American Bear Company
Materials:
Vinyl, plastic, elastic
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 in. tall x 10 in. wide x 1/2 in. deep (5.08 x 25.4 x 1.27cm)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
Korea
United States of America
Summary:
Magellan T. Bear became the first official teddy bear in space, flying as the "education specialist" aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on the STS-63 mission in February 1995. The bear's journey was part of an ambitious educational project to stimulate interest in geography, science, and social studies.
Students and faculty of Elk Creek Elementary School in Pine, Colorado, worked with NASA and Spacehab to have the teddy bear certified for spaceflight. The school also arranged for the bear to fly around the world, visit the South Pole, fly on United Airlines' first Boeing 777 flight, and attend U.S. Space Camp. The goggles were part of the bear's flight suit for these travels.
Presented to the National Air and Space Museum in May 1998 by librarian Penny Wiedeke and principal Jerry Williams, Magellan T. Bear is on display in the "How Things Fly" gallery.
Credit Line:
Gift of Penny Wiedeke and Jerry Williams
Inventory Number:
A19980137000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum

Aviator Scarf, "Magellan T. Bear"

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Manufacturer:
North American Bear Company
Materials:
Synthetic fabric
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 63.5 x 5.1cm (25 x 2 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Summary:
Magellan T. Bear became the first official teddy bear in space, flying as the "education specialist" aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on the STS-63 mission in February 1995. The bear's journey was part of an ambitious educational project to stimulate interest in geography, science, and social studies.
Students and faculty of Elk Creek Elementary School in Pine, Colorado, worked with NASA and Spacehab to have the teddy bear certified for spaceflight. The school also arranged for the bear to fly around the world, visit the South Pole, fly on United Airlines' first Boeing 777 flight, and attend U.S. Space Camp. This scarf is part of the aviator's suit worn by the bear on most of these travels.
Presented to the National Air and Space Museum in May 1998 by librarian Penny Wiedeke and principal Jerry Williams, Magellan T. Bear is on display in the "How Things Fly" gallery.
Credit Line:
Gift of Penny Wiedeke and Jerry Williams
Inventory Number:
A19980138000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum

Astronaut Suit, "Magellan T. Bear"

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Materials:
Cotton, steel, nylon, synthetic fabric
Dimensions:
3-D (Flat): 49 × 3 × 40cm (19 5/16 × 1 3/16 × 15 3/4 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Summary:
This astronaut suit was made for Magellan T. Bear's flight as the first official teddy bear in space. The bear flew as the "education specialist" aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on the STS-63 mission in February 1995. The bear's journey was part of an ambitious educational project to stimulate interest in geography, science, and social studies.
Students and faculty of Elk Creek Elementary School in Pine, Colorado, worked with NASA and Spacehab to have the teddy bear certified for spaceflight. The school also arranged for the bear to fly around the world, visit the South Pole, fly on United Airlines' first Boeing 777 flight, and attend U.S. Space Camp.
Presented to the National Air and Space Museum in May 1998 by librarian Penny Wiedeke and principal Jerry Williams, Magellan T. Bear is on display in the "How Things Fly" gallery.
Credit Line:
Gift of Penny Wiedeke and Jerry Williams
Inventory Number:
A19980139000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition:
Moving Beyond Earth
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
Additional Online Media:

Receiver, Handheld, GPS, "Trailblazer XL"

view Receiver, Handheld, GPS, "Trailblazer XL" digital asset number 1
Manufacturer:
Magellan Corporation
Materials:
Plastic
Electronics
Dimensions:
3-D: 15.6 x 8.9 x 3.2cm, 0.4kg (6 1/8 x 3 1/2 x 1 1/4 in., 7/8lb.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Summary:
This is one of the first early handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers intended for civilian use. GPS is a navigational system that provides accurate and instantaneous position information to those equipped with receivers such as this one. The system relies on a set of 24 satellites placed in orbit approximately 18,000 km above the earth. Each satellite carries atomic clocks on board, and broadcasts a signal that is accurate to within 3 billionths of a second. GPS units are tuned to receive signals from these satellites, and if the receiver can lock on to at least four of them, it can determine its position and altitude on Earth.
This unit was donated to NASM by its manufacturer, the Magellan Corporation. It shows positional data in traditional latitude and longitude coordinates. More recent models incorporate that data into maps and other graphic informaiton that is more understandable to laypersons.
Credit Line:
Gift of the Magellan Corporation
Inventory Number:
A19950089000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum

MDIS "PathMaster" GPS Information Computer

view MDIS "PathMaster" GPS Information Computer digital asset number 1
Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 8 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 21.59 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system receiver
Date made:
ca 1997
Description:
In the late 1990s, Magellan released the first turn-by-turn navigation system for civilian drivers. The PathMaster hard-wired into a car, allowed users to see a map on a display screen and follow directions. The large computer received GPS data from an antenna and sent it to the display. A small card with a portable hard drive containing map data was inserted into the computer.
Subject:
Time and Navigation
Measuring & Mapping
Credit Line:
from Gary Barta
ID Number:
2010.0118.14
Accession number:
2010.0118
Catalog number:
2010.0118.14
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Time and Navigation
Exhibition:
Time and Navigation, National Air and Space Museum
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

MDIS "PathMaster" GPS Control Display Unit

view MDIS "PathMaster" GPS Control Display Unit digital asset number 1
Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 in x 5 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 13.97 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system receiver
global positioning system control unit
Date made:
ca 1997
Description:
In the late 1990s, Magellan released the first turn-by-turn navigation system for civilian drivers. The PathMaster hard-wired into a car, allowed users to see a map on a display screen and follow directions. The large computer received GPS data from an antenna and sent it to the display. A small card with a portable hard drive containing map data was inserted into the computer.
Subject:
Time and Navigation
Measuring & Mapping
Credit Line:
from Gary Barta
ID Number:
2010.0118.13
Accession number:
2010.0118
Catalog number:
2010.0118.13
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Time and Navigation
Exhibition:
Time and Navigation, National Air and Space Museum
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Variable stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud

view Variable stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud digital asset: https://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/6605/SCAS-0055-Lo_res.pdf
Author:
Gaposchkin, Cecilia Helena Payne
Gaposchkin, Sergei
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1966
Citation:
Smithsonian Contributions to Astrophysics, 9(9): 1-205.
Doi:
10.5479/si.00810231.9.1
Topic:
Astronomy
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
Additional Online Media:

The variable stars of the Large Magellanic Cloud

view The variable stars of the Large Magellanic Cloud digital asset: https://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/6604/SCAS-0062-Hi_res.pdf
Author:
Gaposchkin, Cecilia Helena Payne
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1971
Citation:
Smithsonian Contributions to Astrophysics, 13(13): 1-41.
Doi:
10.5479/si.00810231.13.1
Topic:
Astronomy
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
Additional Online Media:

GPS Receiver for Egyptian Army

view GPS Receiver for Egyptian Army digital asset number 1
Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements:
receiver: 5 in x 8 3/4 in x 2 in; 12.7 cm x 22.225 cm x 5.08 cm
bracket and mount: 8 in x 6 1/4 in x 2 3/8 in; 20.32 cm x 15.875 cm x 6.0325 cm
mount only: 6 in x 5 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in; 15.24 cm x 13.97 cm x 6.0325 cm
bracket base: 10 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in x 3/4 in; 26.67 cm x 21.59 cm x 1.905 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system receiver
Date made:
1992
Description (Brief):
The Global Positioning System (GPS) consists of a network of orbiting satellites that transmit special time signals. GPS receivers detect the signals from several satellites and calculate the user’s position with high precision. While many civilian uses have been developed, the system originated as a tool for the U.S. military. Other nations also adopted GPS for military use as seen on this 1992 model 1000M5 receiver. The buttons are labeled in Arabic for use by the Egyptian Army.
Subject:
American Enterprise
Communications
Credit Line:
from MITAC Digital Corporation through Michael Williams
ID Number:
2010.0154.07
Accession number:
2010.0154
Catalog number:
2010.0154.07
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Work and Industry: Electricity
American Enterprise
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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